TWD- Rugelach

Whew, TWD is now only every two weeks, and those weeks seem to go by quickly! We’re back this week with Rugelach, a cookie made of sour cream or cream cheese dough and filled with dried fruit, nuts, fruit preserves, cinnamon, chocolate, among others.
This recipe starts with a cream cheese dough, made of flour, cream cheese and butter. I made mine in a food processor. Shape it in a ball, flatten in a disk, and chill.

Before you look at this next picture, I have a confession. I chickened out in using an apricot or prune lekvar. I actually have a personal rule to not eat anything with apricots or prunes because I hate them. As the mom of small children, we never use that word, but I will now. I hate them. Soooo, I used raspberry preserves.

 Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over the preserves.

Before you look at the next picture, I have another confession. I used chocolate as Dorie posted in Baking From My Home to Yours. And I didn’t use dried fruit, cuz that’s gross. Oh, and also I forgot to get any kind of nut when I went to the grocery store. So we’re just going with chocolate and fruit.

Roll it up jelly-roll style and chill. Again.

 After it’s nice and chilly, you brush the roll with egg wash, slice and roll in cinnamon and sugar.

Bake for 25-30 minutes (mine took 20) at 375 degrees F. I didn’t wait to take a picture of the baked ones because I’m about to go to bed, but imagine these are de-panned and arranged nicely on a plate.

My husband and I just popped a couple of these in our mouths and were quite pleased. The actual cookie part is pretty delicious- crisp, buttery, and slightly tart from the cream cheese. I quartered the recipe because we have treats coming out our ears right now (red velvet sheet cake post to come). Although these were good, I’m not sure I would make them again. I’m not really a fruit cookie kind of person, but if you are, you should try these! And don’t forget the chocolate. ‘Cuz it makes everything better. Margaret and Jessica will have the recipe!

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13 thoughts on “TWD- Rugelach

  1. Pamela says:

    I love chocolate and raspberry. I know that if I had made a raspberry version, it would have been all over for me. Not sure if it's a repeater here, either. Maybe for a very special ocassion.

  2. Cindy says:

    Next time I'm going with your chocolate idea. I do like fruit and nuts but they were a little much, even for me. I wanted more of the pastry to shine. But now I can say I've made Rugelach, that's an accomplishment!

  3. Carla says:

    I made the apricot lekvar and loved it, but I did think about making cherry next time to switch it up. I love your raspberry and choc idea! You sound like me – "I don't like this or this, so I'll do that and that instead." They look lovely πŸ™‚

  4. Ckay says:

    Hi, your filling must be delicious! I made them with prune lekvar and was so pleased because in the future I'm going to make lekvar for other bakings. Mmm yummy!PS: lovely blog

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